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Orphans of the Storm

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Author: Henry MacMahon
Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 32,333 / 105 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.6
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 446
Added to site: 2009.10.21
mnybks.net#: 25607
Origin: gutenberg.org

A Complete NovelFrom D. W. Griffith’s Motion PictureEpic On The Immortal Theme OfThe Two Orphans.

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out relatives or friends.

You who sit in a cozy home, surrounded by safeguards and comforts, can have no idea of the blind foundling's utter dependence or the terrible meaning conveyed by the one word "abandoned."

"What will become of me?" she cried, between the sobs. "Alone in this great city; helpless and blind--my God, what shall I do? Where am I to go? I do not know which way to turn!"

Self-preservation, and the piteous hope that the house fronts might give her some clue to her bearings, caused the girl to stagger from the centre of the square to the sides. Along one of them she picked her way, moaning for help and having not even a stick to guide her. Slowly, painfully she groped around the Place until unwittingly she approached the railing or wall which served as a guard to the steep bank that descended to the river.

Along this she felt her way until suddenly her hands met the empty air. What, now? Should she return as she had come? No, she thought; the flagging bene

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